Data set from Children in need

C6 Referrals to children's social care services by month and local authority

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Referrals to children's social care services by month of the year.

Data set details

Children's social care
Children in need
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • April
  • August
  • December
Time period
2013 to 2022

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2022Reporting yearNationalE92000001EnglandMonth of referral650270510505697060080546504103055820535605802052400542005311059390
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastMonth of referral34390273029003130256021103060271029902780307029303420
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000002North WestMonth of referral86130686075407650700055307900697073806770724073207970
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The HumberMonth of referral68380521053705900571043605950598064205820586057306070
2022Reporting yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsMonth of referral58400521050905980532041305140481052704650396041704680

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 13 variables
Variable nameVariable description


  1. If a child has more than one referral in a reporting year, then each referral is counted.
  2. Data for the years ending 31 March 2021 and 2022 is not available for Hackney local authority, therefore 2020 data for Hackney has been included in 2021 and 2022 national totals, and regional totals for inner London and London. Refer to the methodology section for more information.

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